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looking for a cheapish Liquid CPU cooler

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TheMatt1984, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. TheMatt1984 New Member

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    ok, so i JUST dropped 400usd on a new gpu and would like to avoid dropping anything close to that ever again, so what i'm looking for is a GOOD liquid CPU cooler that's less than 80usd
    i've seen a refurb on newegg for 70ish but i don't really trust refurbs that much when it comes to pc parts
    i've looked at the Corsair h80i and h100i but they're both OVER 80 and border lined or over 100usd
    is there any other TRUSTED brands that sell Liquid cpu coolers? (by trusted i mean well known)
    thanks in advance!
     
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    coolermaster seidon, antec kuhler
     
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    I have a refubished H100i and H80i, they are both good, and since Corsair gives a 1 year warranty on their refubs, I wouldn't worry about it. Plus the refurb H80i is only $50 this weekend with promo code EMCPCHH85! That is an insane price.
     
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    Damn that sounds like a great deal, even if it only lasts a year.
     
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    i know!!! but it ends the day i can acutally get to the bank to deposit some money /sobs lol
    thanks guys!
     
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    Hell mine only lasted 6 months!!!
     
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    I took a Seidon 120M.... after few weeks I disassembled it and refilled... Don't care for the warranty on those, The fluid was already dirty... But the pump on that model is fine... tried also red mod... the performance is great... but for CPU... it is an overkill in my opinion.
     
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    I have one of the Thermaltake contained units. It is very quiet and works great, I've had it in there for at least a year maintenance free.
     
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    For something inexpensive your options are limited if you do not do a refurb. But I do like this cooler because of its performance and price:

    Antec Kuhler 650 Its performance is quite nice and it handles temps very well. I tested it on a Heavily clocked Pentium anniversary and an i5 4670k and I was able to hit some relatively great clocks (Up to 4.5 on the i5) without having temperature issues (nothing above the 70's) and the noise was actually not to bad.

    If you can grab an open box deal, I would say this is a good option:

    Thermaltake Water 3.0 Open Box That would be more than enough for the higher level overclocks.
     
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    How... How old is that computer/the whole setup?
     
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    Tough to tell... looks like either socket 5 or 7 mobo... around early 90ies.... gosh... I feel so old now.... support me mates...

    The chipset was so poor it didn't even have floppy controller... lulz, but it has two VESA local bus slots... woooow...
     
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    Hah, got you beat, my H80i only lasted 3 months!
     
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    dat setup LOL
     
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    ok so i'm not sure if i wanna get the h100i or the refurbed h80i from corsiar
    (got paid today so i have some monies XD)
    i have a cougar mid tower
    though for the price of a h100i i could get this...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...060&cm_re=corsair_h100-_-35-181-032-_-Product
    with the discount it's the same price
    it's an h105

    also... i've read some of the reviews.... and it seems like it would need a corsair case....
    that can't be right can it?
    my tower top can hold 2x 120mm fans
    the rear holds 1
    the front however houses a 200mm fan
    sooo i'm a little uncertain as to what i should get..
    i'm proabably gonna go with the corsair refurb
    but i wanna know what you guys think
     
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    Should be able to just lookup the specs of your case and see if it says it "Supports 240mm radiator"
     
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    +1 on refurbs
     
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    Ive bought many refurbished Corsair AIO coolers and by the way I have never had any leak. I bought an H50 Corsair on sale for $34 one time. I don't think I ever seen a AIO cooler leak
     
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    also you spent way to much on a gpu unless you are gaming at 2k you could have done with something 150.00 cheaper
     

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